MUP 136 - Ripped from the Headlines!


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Post Mon Dec 11, 2017 5:14 am

MUP 136 - Ripped from the Headlines!

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In this episode, Dan, Jon, Murf, and Chad take some recent weird headlines and sow them as scenario seeds. This episode was recorded on December 4, 2017.


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RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES

Jon - Sharks in New York basement:

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sharks-found-in-basement-pool_us_59b19819e4b0dfaafcf67219?section=us_weird-news

Chad: fake corpses https://www.livescience.com/61089-syndaver-synthetic-humans.html

Murph: http://www.thenewstribune.com/news/local/crime/article187442003.html
https://www.wired.com/2016/05/soundself-vr-ego-death/

https://www.inverse.com/article/38980-psilocybin-mushroom-playlist-research
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Post Mon Dec 11, 2017 12:10 pm

Re: MUP 136 - Ripped from the Headlines!

Looks like a good episode, looking forward to the next appearance of the cardfile.
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Post Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:18 pm

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I am most definitely going to use the lizard people story verbatim. Reality is truly stranger than fiction.
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Post Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:46 pm

Re: MUP 136 - Ripped from the Headlines!

Fun episode. Few thoughts as I listened to it:
-"Dark Trails" as a name is a bit close to Down Darker Trails by Chaosium. If it goes to KS, it would be good to find ways to distinguish it from "Black Powder, Black Magic".
-Here's hoping "I like my crunch to be handled" is a future episode title or t-shirt.
-My brain also went to Deep Ones when I heard about the sharks in the basement but there might be a nice tie-in to the serpent people.

Anyways, thanks for the entertainment.

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Post Tue Dec 12, 2017 4:46 pm

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Nakedly Weird

A family of three were taken from their home and forced into a car on Nov. 7 in Leduc County, Alberta, Canada, by five naked people. The man, who was placed in the trunk, quickly escaped, and his wife and baby also managed to get away, according to The Canadian Press. A passing truck driver picked up the three victims, but then the naked kidnappers' car rammed his truck from behind, sending it into a ditch. Royal Canadian Mounted Police caught up with the criminals; of the five, two were minors and were not charged. The adults faced charges of kidnapping and resisting arrest. The RCMP gave no explanation for why the five kidnappers were naked, but posited that drugs or alcohol may have been involved. [Canadian Press, 11/7/2017]

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Post Wed Dec 13, 2017 9:07 am

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You could probably get a scenario out of this pair of news stories preserved on YouTube, basically an abandoned yacht was found drifting in the aftermath of Hurricane Earl back in 2010. the lack of media followup leaves the answers wide open.

Search Of Abandoned Sailboat Planned

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H0WLFTywK2E

Abandoned Sailboat Mystery Deepens

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE2ZDwKVZ3g

And another similar story (With poor sound) from 2013

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=al9HCZcFilI

There is also this post I made on a thread I had created on YSDC about abandoned yacht stories that might make for scenarios, which has several videos about illegal drugs washing ashore.

http://www.yog-sothoth.com/topic/29136- ... /?p=329584
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Post Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:56 am

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Today is the first time I have logged in to the forum for several weeks, having been locked out and no access from Tapatalk for even longer than that. The good news is I get to binge on cool stuff yall post here. Such a repository of weird.
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